Waterbury CT

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Waterbury, CT Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Waterbury Housing Market Information

With a population of 108,629, 39,816 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $141,996, house prices in Waterbury are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Waterbury, accounting for 36.71% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Waterbury include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 31.94%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 28.10%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.91%).

People in Waterbury primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Waterbury has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Waterbury's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 34.70% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Waterbury include homes built before 1939 ( 32.72%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 29.70%). There's also some housing in Waterbury built between 2000 and later ( 2.88%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Waterbury. Fully 15.33% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Waterbury homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Waterbury real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Waterbury Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Waterbury over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 13.54% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Waterbury home appreciation rates at 0.65%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.62%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Waterbury that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Waterbury real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Waterbury appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.20%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 97.19% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Waterbury. Waterbury appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.65%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.62%.

Relative to Connecticut, our data show that Waterbury's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Connecticut.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Waterbury differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Waterbury - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Waterbury real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,115,000 0.4
$836,001 - $1,115,000 0.1
$557,001 - $836,000 0.4
$446,001 - $557,000 0.4
$335,001 - $446,000 2.7
$223,001 - $335,000 8.4
$111,001 - $223,000 58.1
$56,001 - $111,000 23.7
$0 - $56,000 6.0

Very Low for CT
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
60.8759124087591 100.0

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Waterbury Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q1 - 2019 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q2
21.43% 1.00%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,305 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 42.51
Renters 57.49
Vacant 15.33

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Waterbury HOMES
2000 or Newer 2.9
1970 - 1999 29.7
1940 - 1969 34.7
1939 or Older 32.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 36.7
Townhomes 2.9
Small Apt. Buildings 31.9
Apt. Complexes 28.1
Mobile Homes 0.3
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.37
1 Bedroom 13.78
2 Bedrooms 37.94
3 Bedrooms 34.98
4 Bedrooms 8.10
5 or more bedrooms 1.84